WITH HARDLY a square foot of London left undeveloped, builders have had to be enterprising with what land they could get. Hence Lissenden Mansions in NW5, a triangular, period three-storey house squeezed into a corner of Lissenden Gardens. The reception room - 13ft 8in by 12ft 11in at its widest points - and the kitchen are on the ground floor. There are two bedrooms on the first floor, one with a cast-iron fireplace, and a bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. Even the 14ft rear patio is triangular. pounds 225,000 through Winkworth (0171 485 9210).
TO VIEW Nile Cottage, you'll either need a boat or to be a good swimmer. It is on Pharoah's Island, in the Thames at Shepperton. The garden of the two-storey house runs down to the water and has mooring of around 40ft. Mooring is also available on the mainland for a small launch, used for ferrying back and forth to the island. The cottage has three bedrooms, all en suite, a 19ft 1in by 13ft 2in sitting-room, and a conservatory. pounds 249,950 through Curchods (01932 230033).
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